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VW Passat B8 Owner's Manual ➜ Navigation

Video mode  
For example, start of route guidance, driving on  
motorways or roundabouts and settings.  
In Video mode, a video from a data medium, from the  
internal memory or from a streaming service can be  
played on the infotainment screen.  
If the exact destination cannot be reached because, for  
example, it is in a non-digitized area, the announcement  
In this case, the sound of the video is reproduced  
through the vehicle's speakers.  
is made that the "destination area" has been reached.  
Directions are also shown  
about the direction and distance of the destination on the  
The image is only displayed if the vehicle is stopped.  
While driving, the infotainment display goes out. The  
sound of the video can still be heard.  
During dynamic route guidance, traffic incidents on the  
route are warned. If the route is  
recalculates, eg due to a traffic jam, an additional  
announcement will be played ÿ p. 258.  
Playback from a streaming service requires a stable  
internet connection. In this case, telephone costs may be  
While a navigation announcement is being played, its  
volume can be adapted. The following navigation  
announcements broadcast will be played at the set volume.  
The navigation announcements are not broadcast  
if the sound is muted in the infotainment.  
Introduction to the topic  
Limitations during navigation If the  
A global satellite system determines the vehicle's current  
infotainment cannot receive data from GPS satellites, for  
example in a tunnel or underground garage, navigation  
continues using the vehicle's sensors.  
position and vehicle-mounted sensors analyze the routes  
taken. All measured values and possible traffic information  
bulletins are compared with the available maps to allow  
optimal navigation to the destination.  
In areas that are not digitized or with incomplete  
digitization in the infotainment memory, the infotainment  
continues to try to make route guidance possible.  
The navigation announcements and the displayed  
graphics guide you to your destination.  
Navigation management is done on the screen.  
Depending on the country, some info tainment  
functions will not be available on the screen after a certain  
speed. This is not a malfunction, but rather due to  
In the event of missing or incomplete navigation data, it  
may not be possible to determine the exact position of  
the vehicle. This can cause navigation to not be as  
accurate as usual.  
compliance with legal provisions.  
The layout of the roads is subject to continuous  
modifications, for example, new streets, works, closure of  
roads to traffic, changes in street names and building  
numbers. If the navigation data is out of date, it can lead  
Only carry out settings, destination entry and changes  
for navigation when the vehicle is stationary.  
to errors or inaccuracies during destination guidance.  
If you miss a turnoff during route guidance, the  
navigation may recalculate the route.  
Operating the navigation map  
To allow optimal viewing, you can also operate the  
navigation map with additional finger movements.  
The quality of the driving advice issued  
depends on the available navigation data and the  
traffic delays that have been received.  
This additional control is only available depending on  
the equipment.  
Move the map  
Navigation announcements  
Tip: Use your index finger.  
The navigation announcements are audible driving  
instructions for the current route.  
— Move the map with your finger.  
The type and frequency of navigational locutions  
depend on the driving situation, for  
magnify view  
Navigation equipment and  
Tip: use your index finger.  
— To zoom in on a particular position, double-click on the map.  
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reduce view  
Tip: use your index and middle fingers  
— Tap with two fingers at the same time on the map.  
change view  
The navigation functions depend on the equipment and the  
Tip: use your index finger.  
— Double tap on the map and keep your finger tapping on  
the screen.  
— Entering the destination and calculating the route  
(offline and online).  
— To reduce the map view, move your finger down  
— Import of routes and destinations.  
cia up. To enlarge the map view, move your finger down.  
— Display of two navigation maps at the same time (screen  
and instrument panel).  
change view  
— Update of online maps.  
Tip: use your thumb and index finger.  
— Predictive navigation.  
— Tap with two fingers at the same time on the map and  
— 3D urban maps.  
— Online traffic information, for example, dynamic POIs (points  
— To reduce the map view, move one finger closer to  
of interest) or traffic bulletins  
the other. To enlarge the map view, spread one finger  
apart from the other.  
— 360° range indication (electric and hybrid vehicles).  
tilt the view  
Tip: Use your index and middle fingers — Tap two  
Symbols on the map  
fingers horizontally across each other and at the same time  
on the map and hold.  
The buttons and displays depend on the settings and the  
current driving situation.  
— To tilt the map view forward,  
move your fingers up. To tilt the map view backwards, move  
Symbols for traffic reports and points of interest (POIs) are  
shown on the map, for example, petrol stations, train stations  
or interesting waypoints, as long as the navigation has these  
your fingers down.  
data ÿ p. 258.  
Rotate the map  
Tip: use your thumb and index finger.  
Actual position  
— Tap with two fingers at the same time on the map and  
Destination search.  
— To rotate the map view, rotate your fingers on the  
destinations along the route.  
clockwise or counterclockwise.  
Personal destinations (home address, work address,  
favorite points of interest (POIS) in the immediate  
Saved data  
Infotainment saves certain data, eg frequent routes and  
position data, in order to speed up destination entry and  
optimize route guidance.  
Additional window with more options.  
Additional window with route options.  
Center the map on the current position.  
Orient the map north.  
delete saved data  
1. Press Setup Basic Settings  
usage behavior  
Information about guidance to the current destination.  
2. Tap the data you want.  
Map scale.  
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Symbols in the additional window  
— To open the additional window, press .  
Navigation settings.  
Slippery floor.  
Road closed to traffic.  
Center the map on the current position.  
Slippery road hazard.  
Route options and information about guidance to  
the current destination.  
Indication of autonomy in 360°.  
Repeat the last locution of the navigation.  
Volume of navigation locutions.  
Strong wind.  
other symbols  
Detailed destination entry for an address.  
Navigation data  
Note and , on page 233, and , at the beginning of this  
chapter, on page 254.  
Symbols in route details  
Actual position.  
The infotainment has an internal navigation data memory.  
Depending on the country, the necessary navigation data may  
already be pre-installed.  
Destination of the current guide.  
Close route details.  
In order to carry out route guidance correctly and to be able to  
take full advantage of the functions offered, the infotainment  
system always needs current data.  
POI (points of interest) symbols  
POIs (points of interest) are shown on the map, as long as the  
navigation has such data.  
Tap on the desired POI (point of interest) to start route guidance  
ÿ p. 257.  
If you use outdated data, errors may occur during navigation.  
Current routes will not be able to be traced or route guidance will  
lead to wrong destinations.  
Fuel station.  
Electric charging station.  
· Keep your browsing data updated at all times.  
Update online browsing data  
Tourist information offices.  
Browsing data for frequently driven regions is automatically  
updated in the background if the Internet connection is established  
Train station.  
and the privacy settings are valid ÿ p. 215, Privacy.  
1. With the ignition on, the ship data  
gation are updated automatically.  
traffic bulletins  
Traffic bulletins are shown on the map, as long as the navigation  
Automatic updating of browsing data depends on  
has these data ÿ p. 258, Traffic information.  
privacy settings.  
dad. No update is performed in “Incognito” mode ÿ p. 215.  
Click on a traffic bulletin to open an additional window with more  
details ÿ p. 258, Descriptions of functions.  
Update browsing data manually  
Congested traffic.  
Current navigation data for large regions, eg Western Europe,  
suitable USB data carriers,  
purchasable on the free market. If the info tainment is turned  
2. Enter the address of the destination and hold down the  
desired destination for a few seconds.  
off, the installation process will be interrupted and will continue  
automatically when it is turned on again. Navigation is not  
possible via the USB data carrier.  
Enter the destination as accurately as possible. If you  
enter a destination incorrectly, route guidance cannot  
be started or it will guide you to the wrong destination.  
1. Download navigation data to a medium  
of USB data.  
2. Turn on the vehicle's ignition.  
destination synopsis  
3. Connect the USB data carrier to the infotainment. Browsing  
data is automatically updated in the background.  
The destination overview uses recorded data to suggest possible  
destinations to you.  
System information is displayed on the ver  
Select destination and start navigation  
sion of the maps.  
1. Press .  
2. Select the desired destination. The destination guide does  
not start automatically.  
If you update the navigation data manually while driving, it  
can cause accidents with serious injuries.  
Last destinations  
Navigation saves up to ten of the last destinations to make  
them available for route guidance. The old destinations are  
automatically overwritten with the new destinations.  
· Update browsing data only  
with the vehicle stopped.  
Select destination and start navigation  
Start a route guidance  
1. Press  
2. Tap on the desired destination.  
Note and , on page 233, and , at the beginning of this  
chapter, on page 254.  
3. Tap Route  
Quick start  
Depending on the country and the equipment, different functions  
are available for entering destinations.  
1. Press  
and hold down the desired destination for  
a few seconds.  
You will find more information on the symbols in the infotainment  
display on ÿ p. 255.  
favorite destinations  
Save up to 20 destinations as favourites.  
The different functions for entering destinations are found in  
the main navigation menu.  
Save destination as favorite  
Open the main navigation menu  
1. During a destination entry tap on  
the additional window.  
— Press MENU  
Select destination and start navigation  
enter address  
Enter a known address for route guidance. During the  
introduction, navigation suggests possible destinations.  
2. Tap on the desired destination.  
3. Tap Route  
Select destination and start navigation  
1. Press .  
Select on map The  
2. Enter the address of the destination and select the desired  
navigation map includes active areas at many points that are  
suitable for entering the destination. To do this, press the  
desired position or place on the map. If there is map data at  
this point, you can start route guidance.  
-OR-: Press input  
and enter the address in the  
3. Tap Route  
Whether it is possible to enter the destination via the  
navigation map depends on the state of the data and is not  
possible for all positions.  
Quick start  
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1. Press .  
To start “offroad navigation”, click on a free area  
without position data ÿ p. 258.  
pins and highlighting the road network on the map with  
a color.  
start navigation  
The reception of traffic information depends  
on the privacy settings. In the mode  
1. Scroll the view on the map until the desired  
position can be selected. The navigation map  
can be used by means of additional finger  
movements ÿ p. 254.  
"Maximum privacy" no information is received from the  
traffic ÿ p. 215.  
traffic bulletins  
2. Touch the desired destination on the map.  
Events from traffic reports, eg traffic jams or  
congested traffic, are shown with symbols on the  
navigation map ÿ p. 255, Equipment and symbols of  
3. Tap Route  
Offroad Navigation  
“Offroad Navigation” calculates routes to selected  
destination points with unknown data.  
With active route guidance, traffic information  
events on the current route are displayed in the  
route details. These traffic bulletin incidents can be  
When a destination point is outside the known tracks  
or position data, navigation finds the route to the  
next point on the known tracks and completes the  
avoided ÿ p. 258, Function Descriptions.  
journey to the next destination point with a direct  
Traffic flow indication  
start navigation  
The navigation map shows the flow of traffic  
according to current traffic bulletins, highlighting the  
road network with a color.  
1. Scroll the view on the map until the desired  
position can be selected. The navigation map  
can be used by means of additional finger  
movements ÿ p. 254.  
Orange Congested traffic.  
Red Jam.  
2. Click on any point on the map without position  
3. Tap Route  
Function Descriptions  
Use contact details  
Note and , on page 233, and , at the beginning  
of this chapter, on page 254.  
Start route guidance with the saved address data  
of a contact. Saved contacts without address data  
cannot be used for route guidance.  
route details  
The route details contain information on all  
start navigation  
incidents, for example, the starting point, stages,  
traffic bulletins, POIs and destination, as long as the  
navigation has these data.  
1. Press  
2. Tap on the contact you want.  
3. Tap Route  
If you click on an issue, an additional window  
opens with more options. The available options  
depend on the incident and the current settings ÿ  
p. 254.  
If a contact's address data is out of date, route  
guidance will still take you to the registered address.  
Check that the contact's address is current.  
Open and close route details  
— To open them, click directly on the route details.  
— To close them press .  
traffic information  
Edit route guidance  
To edit route guidance, move the waypoints or the  
destination in the TripView view.  
Note and , on page 233, and , at the beginning  
of this chapter, on page 254.  
1. Press and hold the desired destination until it is  
visibly highlighted.  
Infotainment receives detailed traffic information  
fico automatically if the internet connection is established. Such  
information is displayed with sym  
2. Move the destination to the desired position.  
3. Release your finger from the screen. The route is  
of alternative routes, as long as the navigation has  
said data.  
Avoid incidents of traffic bulletins  
The route details show the current traffic reports if the  
You can turn the feature on and off whenever you want.  
Enabling and disabling usage behavior learning  
The setting is in the corresponding menu  
navigation has such data. Avoid traffic bulletin issues by  
editing route details ÿ p. 258, Traffic information.  
1. Click on a traffic bulletin.  
Basic function settings  
of navigation  
2. Tap Avoid . The route is recalculated.  
— To activate the function, activate Learn  
usage behavior  
additional window  
— To disable the feature, disable Learn usage  
When handling the navigation functions, an additional  
window with other options may open. The possible  
options depend on the function being used.  
— To delete the saved data, tap Delete usage behavior  
Indication of the autonomy in 360°  
Close additional window  
On hybrid and electric vehicles, the 360° range display  
shows the range available at the current charge level  
— Click on a free area outside the addon window  
of the high-voltage battery.  
OR: Press .  
Functions in the additional window:  
Activate the indication of the autonomy in 360°  
Show on map  
Shows what is selected on the map.  
Add a stage to the route guidance.  
Starts direct route guidance.  
— Press  
add stage  
direct route  
Deletes a stage of the route guidance.  
Avoid Avoid traffic retention. The route will  
phone interface  
Stop guide to your  
destination .  
Finish the guidance to the destination ac  
Introduction to the topic  
Close additional window.  
Using the telephone interface, you can connect your  
Add a destination to favourites.  
telephony-capable mobile telephone device to infotainment  
and operate telephone functions via infotainment. The  
sound is reproduced through the vehicle's speakers.  
Learn usage behavior  
While driving, navigation saves the routes and  
destinations made to automatically generate destination  
proposals. Destinations are learned based on the time  
You can connect up to two mobile phone devices at  
the same time with infotainment. But only one of both  
devices will be active and can be used to make calls.  
of day and the day of the se  
Navigation can propose up to 5 routes at the same  
time. The proposed routes may be different from the  
guidance routes to the normal destination.  
The second connected device can be used to receive  
calls via infotainment and for media playback.  
If one of the proposed routes is selected, guidance to the  
destination is started.  
High speed driving, bad weather and road conditions,  
a noisy environment (also outside the vehicle), as well  
as the quality of the network, can negatively affect in-  
vehicle phone calls.  
Route guidance follows the selected route until the  
vehicle deviates from it. In this case, the route is  
recalculated and leads again by the most direct path to  
the initially selected route.  
As a general rule, the pairing of a device (for  
example, a mobile phone device) is only  
necessary once. You can reset the device connection via  
Significant traffic delays are taken into account in route  
guidance, and are avoided if available.  
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